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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Build A Bear and Stampin' Up!



What a great combination. I just love the Build A Bear products that Stampin' Up! has in it's new Holiday Mini Catalog. I didn't think that I would buy these stamps and Big Shot Dies as I don't have any children at home anymore but the more I have thought about it......I just have to have them. Order is on the way. I will post my fabulous Build A Bear/Stampin' Up! creations as soon as I can. Yippee!

Friday, September 4, 2009

WOW! New My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up


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I received the new My Digital Studio software(lovingly known as MDS) yesterday from Stampin' Up and have been playing a little bit with it today. It is AWESOME "totally"!
Above is a scrapbook page I made with the software. It actually was pretty easy of course it is not too complicated of a page. I have never used digital software before so for me it is a major feat.

I told my husband that I am going to have to start scanning all my thousands of photographs (stored in shoeboxes no less) onto the computer. I can hardly wait to get started.

SOOOOOO........If you want this software for yourself it will be available from Stampin' Up Oct 1. You can order it directly from me or my stampin' up website. Yea!!!
Take care and Stamp Happy
MJ

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

STAMPIN' UP Mini Catalog Available Now!



I am so excited that the Fall/Winter Stampin' Up Mini Catalog is available to order from NOW! The catalog has sooooooo many great Holiday stamps and paper. Stampin' Up has paired up with Build A Bear Workshop and now has som absolutely fabulous stamp sets and Big Shot die cuts for Build A Bear. AND.........the most exciting new item is the MY DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK CD. Now all of the great Stampin' Up paper and artwork will be available to creat with on your computer at Home. Yea!!!!!
Click on this link to to see all of the fun things in the new catalog.

THEN go to my Stampin' Up website to order
Take care and Stamp Happy,
MJ

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TopSUdemo Swaps

 
This photo is the cards I received back from thee swap I do each month with Lisa Cole and her group.July was summer bbq. I have been swapping with her since January of this year. I always get great designs back.

 
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These are the cards I received from the In Color Card Swap Nola Burkhard hosted this past month. I love the new Stampin' Up In colors this year. Thanks everyone who swapped this month.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Great use for paper scraps

 

I found these little notebooks at Michael's dollar spot. They had a great variety of colors. So I decided to Alter them a bit with Stampin Up Designer Series Paper and some punches. All I did was cut a square to cover the front and back. I adhered it with SU stick strip. Then made a belly band and added a scalloped punch with a monogram. Great way to make it personalized.

If you would rather make the booklet yourself you can. Dawn Griffith has a great tutorial on her website. www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com
Love thise site.

Have fun and stamp happy

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chloe gets a haircut

 

Chloe, my 13 year old border collie, has come to southern utah to live with rick and I. She has been living with my daughter for the past few years. She has sooooooo much hair and it sheds like crazy. So I took her to get a haircut. I had the groomer take her hair down to the skin because it gets so STINKIN hot here. She does seem a little happier without all of the hair and even looks 10 years younger. Amazing!
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Watch out....She's getting Creative

 
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I am having so much fun making these Chic Rub on Gift Sets. This set was made using retired Good Morning Sunshine Paper and retired Love and Happiness Rub ons. I have made some sets using retired christmas paper. I will try to post some pics later on.

I am working on my Class Kits in the Mail program and this will be one of the tutorials that will be available soon.

Using up retired SU DSP

I am trying to get ready for a craft fair the end of August and am using up all the beautiful designer series paper that I have accumulated. Also, it is now retired by Stampin' Up and gotta use it up so I can order the new stuff :). The container is created by using an origami folding technique (1 sheet 12x12 DSP). The outside is covered cardboard that is 5 1/2 x 12" wrapped to become a solid supporting piece. A 18" length of 1/2 in. ribbon is used to tie it all together.
This is a great way to package a little something special for a quick gift.

SU DSP is Sweet Slumber (retired), Stamp sets used are both retired, Bloomin' with Love, and the 2009 SAB Yummy! I used a tutorial by Dianne Shiozaki www.stmprdee.com.

Have a good day and watch for more tomorrow
Stamp Happy!!!!
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Monday, August 3, 2009

August

Wow, it is August already! And it is hot here in Southern Utah. Keep an out eye for some new updates on my blog.
Coming Soon...........
New class calendar
Pics of new swaps
Mini Catalog Updates (Mini will be available Sept. 1)
Class kits in the mail
Gift items for sale
And even Blog candy!
I am excited. Blog with you soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Razzle Chic Rub ons Gift Set class


Feel the cheerful warmth of the bold and rich new In Colors while you have a great time creating this beautiful gift set. Then pass on the cheer when you share the gifts with a friend, hostess or coworker to add heartfelt warmth to their home or office.

Products Used:Stamps• None
Paper• Dusty Durango• Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series PaperInk• Rich Razzleberry• Dusty DurangoAccessories• Autumn Harvest Rub-ons• On Board Chipboard Book Basics-Small• Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon• Sanding Blocks• Stamping Sponges• Tearing Edge (optional)• Horizontal Slot Punch• 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch• Sticky Strip• SNAIL• Medium Envelops-Whisper White• Mason Jar – 1 quart• Pillar Candle – 3”

For class info click here. This class will be held August 15 in Kanab. Class kit available by mail $$25 includes shipping. Email me to order. richinsmj@yahoo.com Cash, check or moneyorder accepted.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TopSUswap yahoo group May swaps

Check out our group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TopSUSwaps/
I received these beautiful Bird cards from Cathy B. Nola B. Tammie Jo, Kimberly, and the beautiful anonymous pacific point bluebird lady. Her card was not marked I would love to give her credit. I am so happy with the quality of the cards I get.

These cards are from the monthly swap Lisa Cole does. I have been swapping with this group since January of this year. Each month has a different theme. May was Father's day or Graduation. The father's day cards were made byJoyce Henson, I belive the watercolor was by Roxanne Provencher, the dad card was mine, and unfortunately the whale wishes card is anonymous also.


These cards are from the Cupcake card swap for May. Every card is so unique and individual. I know you can't tell in the picture but some of the cupcakes have sprinkles on them. Yummm they sure look tasty. These fantastic cards were created by none other than Joann Williams, Kimberly Fischer, Jamie Thornton, Tammie Jo, and Torrijean.

These graduation cards were from lisa coles monthly swap also. These were made by the talented Barbara Packer-Sanders, Sheila Johnston, and again anonymous. I would really like to give credit to these great stamping ladies for all of their hard work. I would appreciate it if anyone knows this work or if it is yours please let me know so I can let everyone know what a fabulous artist you are.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amazing Rainbow



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Just before the sun went down about 8:45 this evening this was the rainbow that was just out my front door.
I don't have panorama on my cheap camera so this is my attempt at piecing my photos together so you could see what I was so fortunate to see. I did take video but haven't figured out how to put it on the blog yet.
I love living in Southern Utah.
MJ

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It has been a bit since I last posted. This is a card that I did for a monthly swap I do on TopSUSwaps yahoo group. This is for June the theme for the month is summer or fourth of July. Since I don't have summer or patriotic stamps specifically I chose to use
Wagon Full of Fun stampset (Occasions mini catalog) Rockabilly DSP, Kiwi kiss CS and ribbon, Eyelet Border punch, and stampin dimensionals. On the inside I stamped "Life's a Breeze" from the Life's a breeze stampset (2009 Spr/smr catalog.

FYI..........
All of these stampsets and paper retire or go dormant as of June 30th. Go to my website (http://www.lovethosestamps.stampinup.net/) and click on SHOP NOW to get these before they are gone.
Smile and have a great day.
MJ
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swaps for TopSUswaps yahoo group


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These are the cards I just made to send off for the Cupcake card swap and Bird swap for TopSUswaps yahoo group that I swap with.
On the Cupcake card I used : Sweet always DSP (11246 pg 161), Wagon full of fun stampset (Occasions Mini catalog), Eyelet border punch (113692 pg 184-185) , White taffeta ribbon (109070 pg 179) SU Stampin dimensionals( 104430 pg 191).

The
Bird card I used Good Morning Sunshine DSP (113966 pg 160), Best wishes and More stampset (111602 pg 55), Bashful Blues CS (105209 pg 155), Scallop circle punch (109043 pg 184-185), Bashful Blue 1/2" grosgrain ribbon (110717 pg 178), SU Stampin dimensionals, (104430 pg 191).

I realize the pictures aren't the best, maybe I will have to take a digital photography class next. Hummm. When I receive all the swaps back I will post all of those. I am always so please with the quality of work from the women I swap with.
Well, Smile and have a great day.
MJ
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Which blog is your favorite? contest

Help me please........I had a really great list of my love to look at blogs saved in my favorites but my DH decided to clear out my computer and now my list has gone to the great satellite in the sky and I have to start over. Will you please share with me which blogs you like to visit so I can build up my list again. I hope to get at least 25. Once the comment box reaches 25 I will randomly draw a name and you will receive a great treat. My goal is to have 25 by May 31.
Thanks,
MJ

We're #1


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Well here is the rest of the gang for the graduation party. Again I CASED these from Samantha Parisi (www.rubberstampingdiva.com). Now all I need to do is to get the bamboo skewers to attach each of my little people to so they will go into the centerpieces and to make about 20 bows. I am usually quite a procrastinator and wait til the very last minute but I was having so much fun with these I couldn't stop. Hope you like them too.
Smile and have wonderful day
MJ
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

3 Cheers for Punch Art


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I have to tell you that I am hooked on punch art characters. This is what I have been working on the past couple of days. My friend is having a graduation party for some kids in her community and asked me to help with table decorations. So after seeing these great little people by Samantha Parisi ( http://rubberstampingdiva.com/?cat=11) I knew I had to CASE them. I still need to make 16 more that will be volleyball players and basketball players. I decided that I will compile a punch art folder with supplies and such so it will be easy for me to remember how to make them cuz as the days go by I seem to misplace things in my brain. Therefore, it could be lost forever. These are alot of fun to make and really quite easy after the first couple. I will post pictures of the table centerpieces when I get those together. The party isn't until Memorial Day so it will be around then, as I will be using fresh flowers in the arrangements.
Smile and have a fabulous Mother's day tomorrow.
MJ
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

My attempt at applique using Su paper and punches


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When my kids were small I really enjoyed sewing and applique. Not so much anymore. In Feb. this year I ran across an old fabric applique wall hanging book that I loved to use way back when. I had an Ahhhh Ha moment and decided to try making some wall hangings or scrapbook pages using the idea. So I set out and resized the patterns to work on 12 x 12 cardstock. This is what I have come up with so far. My goal is to make one for each month of the year which I will then put into a 12 x12 frame and then rotate out. I am working on a list of the SU DSP and punches that I used on these I will attach those later. Personal pictures could be placed in any of the boxes which would make these into great scrapbook pages.

Smile and have a Happy day!
MJ
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May is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK MONTH


Go to www.lovethosestamps.stampinup.net TO SEE GREAT STAMPIN' UP DESIGNER SERIES PAPER AND TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS. BE THE FIRST TO HAVE THE JUMBLE ALPHABET STAMPSET. The 2010 SU catalog doesn't come out until July first......So be an early bird. Order today.

Toilet Tissue Mini Album



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I have been wanting to try this technique since I first saw it on Stampin' Up website. I "cased" this from the stampers library on the Demo website. The Tutorial was by Julie Griffith and Susie Nelson presented it.

I have been saving empty toilet paper rolls for the last month and I am now getting quite a large pile of them. My husband thinks I am little "LOO LOO" but creative crafty people hear that often. Don't they?

This project used 3 TP rolls, SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP, SU "Just Buzzin' By" stampset, SU Jumbo eylets, Barely Banana CS for inserts and SU 5/8" grograin ribbon. The tutorial I followed used four TP rolls. Three worked for me on this project. You can chose how many you need for your mini album. This was very easy and fun I can see myself making many of them in the future.

Smile and Bee Happy!
MJ

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's day swap slideshow


Here we go......my first attempt at picture taking and a slideshow. I really need to practice getting the pictures lined up in the camera before I snap the picture. And make sure it is focused but Que se ra se ra. These are pictures of the cards I received from the Top SU Swap group I belong to on Yahoo. I have had such a fun time swapping and getting so many wonderful ideas. What a group of fantastically talented ladies. Smile and have a wonderful day.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

So, now I have gotten the blog going my next step is to figure out how to get my project pictures uploaded. I am pretty proud of myself for getting the last picture added. I will probably do some backtracking by adding a few things that have gone one so far this year until I get some worthwhile things on the blog. I have to admit that it does take more time than I thought it would to get things figured out. I guess my brain is in slo mo. Practice makes perfect so I will practice, practice , practice. Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trip to Seattle April 2009


I had the most fabulous vacation to Seattle a couple of weeks ago. I was able to visit my son, Troy. He moved to Seattle last Sept. to work at the SeaTac airport. I haven't seen him for 8 months. He was such a wonderful host. And it was so good to see him. While I was there he showed me what a beautiful place Seattle is. He took me out to dinner, and we walked up and back Alki beach in West Seattle, where I was able to see the beautiful cityscape. He introduced me to a very nice young lady he is dating and I thought they were a good match. It does my heart good to see where he is living and that he is happy. I can hardly wait to go back and visit again.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's about time

My brain is finally defogged and now its time I get around to having this blog up and going. MJ's Stamp Ground is my space to share with you my love to design, create, and gab. Hopefully you will enjoy viewing and reading my ramblings and art work as much as I do creating them. I absolutely love the Stampin' Up line of Rubberstamps and all the great accessories it offers, sooooo I am a demonstrator and you can order directly from me 24/7 from my SU website. www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lovethosestamps/. Check back often to see what fun OR trouble I might be getting into. I look forward to it.